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Gérard de Nerval

Gérard de Nerval was the nom-de-plume of the French writer, poet, and translator Gérard Labrunie, a major figure of French romanticism, best known for his novellas and poems, especially the collection Les Filles du feu, which included the novella Sylvie and the poem "El Desdichado". He played a major role in introducing French readers to the works of German Romantic authors, including Klopstock, Schiller, Bürger and Goethe. His later work... Read More

BornGérard Labrunie
22 May 1808
Paris, France
Died26 January 1855 (aged 46)
Paris, France
Occupationpoet, essayist and translator
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